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Generally Available: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for 5K Node limit by default for standard tier clusters

Published date: March 18, 2024

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports up to 5000 Node limit by default in the Standard and Premium Pricing. This feature allows large workloads such as batch processing Jobs, Machine learning, simulations and multi-tenanted clusters to run at large scale with greater performance as AKS will Automatically scale up the Kubernetes control plane based on the load in the cluster.

This feature enhances not just the number of nodes you can run in a cluster but increases the overall scale envelope (number of pods, services, CRDs) of AKS clusters in accordance with the upstream kubernetes scale limits.

  Both existing and new AKS clusters using the standard tier now get greater scalability and performance for Kubernetes control plane, up-to a maximum of 5,000 nodes and 200,000 pods per cluster.

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  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features